bounded by Gloucester, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon. It is about 65 miles in length
and is between 30 and 40 miles in breadth. It contains 482 parishes. The county
is hilly and includes the Mendip chain. Limestone and Sandstone.
Main rivers: Parrett, Ivel, Chew, Axe, Thone, Brent, Exe, Frome, Avon
Somerset has 6,129KM of rights of way ,made up of 4,821km of footpaths, 1001km of bridleways, 299 km of restricted byways and 8km of Byways open to all traffic. This means it is the county with one of the greatest length of footpaths in the Country. By contrast , it is very badly off for bridleways. Most of the 1001km of existing bridleways are on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. The network over the rest of the county is very fragmented. Many of the kms of restricted byways (former RUPPs) are dead ends which are of no use to riders at all.
Exmoor Trails - Online Maps
Quantock Hills - Online Map
Blackdown Hills - Neroche - Staple Fitzpaine Herepath Trail Online Map
Blackdown Hills Link http://www.blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk/Horse-riding.html
Somerset County Council: Problem Reporting on Rights of Way: 0845 3459155
If not happy with reponses please let the BHS County Access and Bridleways Officer know - see below.
South Somerset Bridleways Association Mebership Secretary Mrs Belinda Burne 01460 240360, Chairman Mrs. Sarah Bucks Area Covered: Chard, Langport, Wincanton, Yeovil WEB: South Somerset Bridleways Association Taunton Deane Bridleways Association Contact: Anne Finn, 01823 490155 WEB Taunton Dean BW Association
The Trails Trust, WEB www.thetrailstrust.org.uk Contact : Mrs.Rachel Thompson, Townsend Cottage, Priddy, Wells.BA5 3PP 01749 870340
Sedgemoor Bridleways Association-North 01934 743166
Sedgemoor Bridleways Association-South Secretary Mrs M B White 01823 451387
West Somerset and Exmoor Bridleways Association, Chair: Alison
Kent 01823 400443. WEB: http://www.westsomersetbridleways.org.uk Three Counties Bridleways Group: http://www.3cbg.org.uk (South Somerset)